Brad Pitt’s sprawling Los Angeles property came with a bonus resident.
Pitt bought the 1.9 acre property in 1994 for nearly $2 million from actress Cassandra Peterson, star of “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark”. He kept and expanded the property for almost 30 years. He sold it in March for nearly $40 million, according to People.
“I think there were like 22 houses that were contiguous to the edge of the property. And every time they came up he bought one,” Peterson told the publication.
One of those pieces of land belonged to an older man, then in his early nineties. Pitt ended up allowing him to remain in his home, according to Peterson.
“He was very, very kind to the husband. His wife passed away and the husband, John, lived there,” she said. “I know that Brad allowed him to live there without paying anything until he died.”
“It was kind of funny because John lived to be 105,” she said.
Peterson continued jokingly, saying John “just kept living forever.”
She eventually became Pitt’s neighbor, buying a house nearby after selling to him. She said all exchanges with the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” actor were “always kind and sweet.”